5 posts categorized "Ornament"


Tue 29

Create a Pinpoint Snowflake Ornament by Jean Okimoto


Create unique ornaments with basic diecut shapes, pinpoint plates, and shimmery metallic 6x6 Mirror Pads.  The designs add texture and luster to simple shapes for cards and holiday decor.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with an easy way to add special details to your diecuts.

Cut the basic Frilling Snowflake Ornament from the pale blue Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad 6x6.  Here's a tip for selecting and cutting the perfect section of a large die...


Cut a contrasting paper template with the basic background die.  Use the offcut to select a section of the Snowflake Plate to be transferred to the ornament.  (It'll be reveresed on the card.)  Place the ornament diecut face-down into the template and diecut the details onto the ornament.

Punch a hole and tie the ornament with gold cord.  Use the side of a bonefolder - or the plastic burnishing tool - to curl the cord.  Follow the curve of the cord for best results.

Diecut Joy Posh Script from a light lavender sheet in the Twilight Purple Collection - and from the violet Glitzy Glitter sheet.

Cut the turquoise Rainbow Reflections 6x6 and a darker lavender Twilight Purple 6x6 with the second-smallest  Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.

I used scrap of ink-blended Open Studio Watercolor Paper from my stash for the background.  It's sprayed with Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz, air-dried for a few minutes, then heat-set. Trim it to 1-⅞" x 3-¾".

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Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-½").  Add lavender Autumn Fairy Crystals.  Cut a slimline-sized rectangle of cardtock to protect the card front for mailing.

Thanks for visiting our blog - hope you'll try these techniques on your holiday cards!







Fri 25

A Fun Little Christmas Ornament
by Donna Sledzik


Happy Friday everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful time celebrating Thanksgiving.  Now it's time to transition into the Christmas season!

Today I have a simple Christmas ornament for you to create.  

I started by die cutting a 3.5" circle from plaid paper and set it into a 3" wooden embroidery hoop.  I centered the die cut circle over the smaller piece of the embroidery hoop.  I gently folded the paper over the hoop.  Next, I placed the larger hoop on top of the paper.


I die cut the saying from white foil paper and glued it to the center of the plaid paper.

Next, I die cut the Pine Needle Frame from white cardstock and cut the pine boughs from the frame.  I used a blending brush and Peeled Paint Distress Oxide Ink to add a little color to the pine die cuts.

I used liquid glue to adhere them to the embroidery hoop.


To finish the ornament I added some Christmas Fairy Crystals to the ornament.  I tied a piece of twine thru the top of the hoop to hang the ornament.

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That's it for today!  Have a great weekend!






Thu 17

Trio of Frilling Snowflake Ornaments by Jean Okimoto


Snowflakes, glitter glue, jewel gemstones and plaids?  Yes, when the new Frilling Snowflake Ornament set makes it easy to combine design elements for a simple holiday slimline card.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a basic design you can create for anyone on your list.

Cut the dark red and the bright green 6x6's from the Berry Red and Lush Green Collections with the solid Frilling Snowflake Ornament die.  Cut the red/white/green diagonal stripe from the Jolly Christmas 6x6 too.  Punch holes at the top with a ⅛" circle punch, screwpunch or rotating leather punch.

Cut the snowflake and the snowflake ornament from the gold Rainbow Reflections 6x6 sheet.  Assemble the red and green ornaments.  Tie them with gold cord and curl the cord using the side of a bone folder or the plastic flower shaping tool.  For best results, follow the curl of the cord.


Here's a tip - if you're trying to match a special color but can't find the right shade of glittered cardstock - create a custom match with Open Studio Glitter Glue.  Diecut Special Merry Christmas from the same red 6x6 used for the ornament.  Shake the bottle of Ruby Crystal Glitter Glue and squeeze a blob of it onto scrap paper.  Generously finger-press the glitter glue onto the greeting.  Just daub it on - don't try to spread it out.  Air-dry it while you assemble the card.


Attach the ornaments to a white slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-½").  Attach the pale green Bright Jewels.

Add the greeting - slightly curved.

The Memory Box 6x6 plaids and prints are designed to coordinate with the 6x6 paper collections, glittered cardstock and mirror cardstock.  Mix, match and layer the papers and discover great combinations.

Thanks for visiting - see you again next week!






Wed 19

Ornament Spin Holiday Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone!  I have an interactive card design today.  I used the Frilling Snowflake Ornament die set as a spinning feature in a easel card. The design includes a custom frame using the snowflake die from the same die set. 



Die cut 2 of the ornament base from the Frilling Snowflake Ornament die using the light blue mirror paper from the Vintage Pastel Mirror pad.  Die cut 2 of the the snowflake decorative die from a light blue glitter paper from the Delicate Pastel Glitter pad.  Glue the decorative die cut on the base.  Add adhesive to one backside of the ornament then add a long piece of clear string down the center and then adhere the other ornament on top.  



Cut 2 panel using the lightest blue paper from Fresh Aqua pack to A2 size.  Die cut a circle in both panels with the Circle Basic set slightly larger than the Frilling Snowflake Ornament in the upper center of the card.  Use this die and the one size larger to cut a frame out of the matching light blue mirror paper from the Vintage Pastel Mirror pad.  Die cut a frame using the Rectangle Basic largest and 2nd largest from the matching light blue mirror paper from the Vintage Pastel Mirror pad.  Die cut the snowflake from the Frilling Snowflake Ornament die set from the matching light blue glitter paper from the Delicate Pastel Glitter pad. Adhere the snowflake die cuts on 1 of the A2 panel around the circle cutout.  Trim off any excess die cuts hanging off.  Adhere the frames to the circle cutout and panel.  Add the adhesive to the plan card panel.  Center the ornament in the cut out, keeping the clear thread tight.  Add the frame on top.  Trim off any excess thread.  



Die cut 2 bottoms Joy Posh Script die from the matching light blue mirror paper from the Vintage Pastel Mirror pad and the top from matching light blue glitter paper from the Delicate Pastel Glitter pad. Adhere together.

Card Base:

Take a top folding heavy white A2 card base and cut out a circle cutout to match the position of the frame panel.  Make sure to open the card to only die cut one side.  Add a score line through the lower circle. Folder along the score line.  Adhere the frame panel to the card from the the score line down to the bottom of the card.  Open up the card folding on the score line and adhere the sentiment to where the card opens up just enough for the ornament to turn.  I did die cut the snowflake from fun foam and stamped the inside with Fresh Ink Silicone Blue. 







Fri 30

Merry Christmas with Frilling Snowflake Ornament
by Angie Cimbalo


Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with a fun holiday card featuring the new "Frilling Snowflake Ornament" die.  Here's a closer look at my card:



The sentiment is from a previous holiday release and it's called "Special Merry Christmas" and I cut it in both silver and black glossy card stocks and stacked them up.  

The ornament backs are cut from the glossy black card stock and the ornament itself is cut from silver mirror card stock from the Vintage Mirror Pad.  I added the silver outline ornament to the black background die cut and then placed all 3 of them on the card front, with 2 of them hanging off the edges.  After the glue dried, I cut the extra of the sides of the card.  

Lastly I added lots of jewels and crystals, all from Memory Box, to jazz up my ornaments.  I really like all the colorful gems with the silver and black!  

Here's one last look:


Working with amazing dies like these makes it so easy and quick to create beautiful one of a kind card designs.  Be sure to check out the whole release for all the products that just came out!  You will be amazed at all the possibilities!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you like my card for today!